They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that’s especially true when that first man is actually a trio of poor boys eking a life on a garbage dump in Brazil and that treasure is actually a wallet wanted by some dangerous men. Confused? Then you need to watch this trailer for Trash, a new movie from director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot,The Hours) and adapted from Andy Mulligan’s novel by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, About Time).
The aforementioned three boys – Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein – were all complete screen novices, hand picked by Daldry for this movie and based on this trailer they seem to be holding their own in what looks to be a decent looking drama/thriller.
When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael (RICKSON TEVEZ) and Gardo (LUIS EDUARDO), realise that what they’ve found must be important. Teaming up with their friend Rato (GABRIEL WEINSTEIN), the trio begins an extraordinary adventure as they try to hang onto the wallet, evade the police, and uncover the secrets it contains.
Along the way, the boys will have to figure out friend from foe, as they piece together the story of the wallet’s owner José angelo (WAGNER MOURA) and realise they can’t trust the police, led by the dangerous Frederico (SELTON MELLO). But a pair of American missionaries working in their favela – the disillusioned Father Julliard (MARTIN SHEEN) and his young assistant Olivia (ROONEY MARA) – might just have the power to knock on the right doors.
Trash stars Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara and Wagner Moura. It will debut at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival on September 24, 2014.
Last Updated: August 28, 2014